It's been a busy fall for the FAS Cochran Fellowship Program. In September and October 2017, more than 200 Cochran Fellows from 32 countries traveled to the United States to enhance their knowledge and technical skills. The fellows, many of them...
American Food Festival promotional displays welcomed Sri Lankan shoppers at 57 Keells Super store locations. For one Sri Lankan entrepreneur, participation in the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Cochran Fellowship Program provided the training...
At a new FAS-supported laboratory in Islamabad, Pakistan, scientists will conduct research to help local farmers control harmful insects, reduce their chemical use, and create a safer food supply for Pakistanis. FAS provided technical assistance and...
The first U.S. dairy cattle shipped to Pakistan in 17 years are loaded onto trucks for their journey to the FAS-supported demonstration farm at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences near Lahore. U.S. dairy cows are back in Pakistan for the...
The United Nations World Food Programme will distribute three million nutritionally fortified cereal bars in Nepal to help support people left without food in the aftermath of the recent earthquake. The high-energy biscuits were provided with the...
The Foreign Agricultural Service partners with land grant universities and other research institutions to provide training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists and policymakers from developing countries through the Norman E. Borlaug...
To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the “Father of the Green Revolution,” Dr. Norman Borlaug, Congressional leaders dedicated a statue of Borlaug in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol this spring. While those festivities were...
U.S. and Pakistan Celebrate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug and 50 years of Agriculture Partnership
Last month, hundreds of people from around the world gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, to honor this year’s World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Daniel Hillel, for his pioneering scientific work in micro-irrigation. His drip technology revolutionized the way...
Approximately 350,000 school children in Bangladesh now have access to a daily snack after the U.S. government recently donated more than 10,000 metric tons of wheat to the country through the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) McGovern-Dole Food...
An innovative Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)-funded program in Pakistan is not only improving local diets, but is creating jobs, training workers and helping create a thriving aquaculture industry. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World...